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Botox: Cosmetic And Medical Uses

When you look into the mirror, your smile and laugh lines remind you of the happy and memorable times you had. But at the same time, these lines also remind you of the time that has passed leaving behind the signs of ageing. The use of Botox London can eliminate the appearance of those ageing signs quickly and effectively. It is one of the quickest and simplest ways to regain your lost facial freshness and youthfulness.

For the past many centuries, different things have been tried to preserve the fountain of youth. Botox may fit very well to that treatment which helps in preserving your youthful facial appearance. Some even believe that it is one of the most amazing treatments that have ever been discovered due to its capability of giving you younger looks in quickest possible time. Owing to its wonderful characteristics of correcting facial ageing, many people follow a regular regimen of taking Botox treatment to maintain younger appearance while others take the touch-up treatments before any special event or occasion.

In addition to the cosmetic implications of Botox, it has also been used widely for treating various medical conditions well before its cosmetic uses. It has even been approved for treating some of the medical conditions by FDA.

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Know the Botox!

Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into the muscles. It blocks the signals from the brains through the nerves to the muscles ceasing the activities of the muscles at the injection site.  Botox is actually a brand name given to the bacterium called Clostridium botulinum.

Botox has become the most demanded cosmetic treatment today that does not involve any surgical intervention. Many people consider it nearly a miraculous treatment for removing lines and wrinkles however like any other treatment it is not without its risks. So you should visit a professional and experienced cosmetic injector and have a detailed consultation to help you make an informed decision regarding the Botox treatment.

How Botox removes lines and wrinkles?

Basically, the action of Botox is on the function of muscles. Extremely small quantities of Botox are injected at the target facial sites. It temporarily paralyses the function of muscles at and surrounding the injection site. It blocks the transmission of signals from the nerves to the target muscles. This takes away the ability of target muscles to move. This action results in making your surface skin smooth and softens the wrinkles and lines.

As it is a highly poisonous substance, the quantity of botox used for cosmetic treatments is extremely

small to prevent any severe toxication while transferring the desired cosmetic results. The optimal results of Botox treatment may take 2-3 days to show up while in a few cases it may take up to 5 days before you finally start to see noticeable results.

Botox Cosmetic Indications

Botox is commonly used for reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles and creases on your upper face and neck. Although many botox alternatives have been introduced in the market, they failed to produce results similar to botox which made people return to botox for cosmetic indications. Some of the common cosmetic reasons for which Botox is used are the following:

  • Treating gummy smile
  • To eliminate the appearance of neck platysmal bands
  • To lift the corners of your mouth
  • To reduce or remove chin dimpling
  • To reduce the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines etc.
  • To soften the appearance of masculine jawline or square jaw
  • To lift the eyebrows to give you younger and refreshed looks

Botox is the only FDA approved treatment for temporarily treating crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines ( moderate to severe) that appear between the eyebrows and glabellar lines.

Many people think that Botox is just for women but it is as effective for men as for women. The increasing number of males is choosing botox injections to refresh and rejuvenate their looks. During the past few years, there has been a rapid growth in the number of male candidates seeking botox treatment.

Medical Indications of Botox

Botox is not just effective for cosmetic indications. Well before its cosmetic uses, it has been extensively used for treating various medical indications. Some of the medical conditions for which Botox has been found to be effective are the following:

  • Overactive bladder due to the disorder of nerves
  • Chronic migraines/headaches
  • Severe sweating in underarms
  • Uncontrollable blinking of eyes or spasms of eyelid
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Bell’s palsy

The different dosage of Botox is required to treat different indications. Therefore, it is very important that you select a qualified, trained and experienced cosmetic injector for Botox injections to reduce the risks of receiving inappropriate botox dosage.

Potential side effects and Risks of Botox

Like any other treatments, there are certain potential side effects and risks involved in Botox injections treatment however you can minimize the possibilities by consulting an experienced and qualified cosmetic practitioner.

The temporary side effects that you are likely to experience after the treatment are mild bruising or pain at the injection sites. You may also experience some sort of allergic reactions such as flu-like symptoms, dizziness, itching, or rash. There can be swelling and redness. These are temporary side effects and should go away in a few hours or in a day or two. If prolonged, immediately consult your cosmetic practitioner.

The effects of Botox injections remain for about 3-4 months and you should carefully follow your cosmetic practitioner’s instructions to achieve optimal benefits of botox injections.

How to defy the unnatural or frozen looks with Botox treatment?

Many people are highly concerned about the frozen or unnatural looks after botox treatment. You can virtually eliminate such possibility by getting the services of a qualified, trained and experienced cosmetic injector. A qualified botox injector has complete knowledge of facial anatomy and knows how much botox would be required to achieve the desired results. This would prevent unnatural or frozen expressionless face while preserving some natural expressions for a naturally refreshed and youthful looks.

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